Linda Vater on The Power of Embracing Change, with Cheri Ruskus on The Bright Shiny Object Podcast

Linda Vater, Youtuber, garden designer, and stylist, was interviewed by Cheri Ruskus, expert business coach and Colorado workshop facilitator, on the power of embracing change.



Linda Vater is a self-taught garden designer and stylist who also writes and produces garden media for TV, magazines, Instagram, YouTube, and the web. She has lived and gardened in her 1935 English Tudor home in Oklahoma City for the past thirty years. That is until a recent move has taken her and her many fans with her to a new home and garden experience which she is calling her Cottage on the Hill. In this episode, she talks about the experience of uprooting her life and business all at once and the importance of embracing change for living a full life.

“It's important to show people not just the pretty Instagram pictures, or the pretty pictures for the book. I try to show people the sausage making along the way, because there is a lot of grit and ugliness to the process and discomfort to the process and angst as you try to conjure something into existence,” explains Linda Vater, self-taught garden designer and stylist with an impressive YouTube following. In this episode, Linda joins host Cheri to talk about how embracing change can enable you to live a more full life.

Listen to the full podcast interview by Cheri Ruskus with Linda Vater on your preferred podcast channel.

In this podcast, the host covers:

  • Why Linda decided to move after 30 years

  • How Linda got her family on board with the move

  • How to let go of the idea of being able to control everything

  • Why it is important to share mistakes and failures with others

  • How to be less fearful of change and to embrace all the possibilities it brings

Headshot of Linda Vater, Youtuber and Garden Designer
Linda Vater, YouTuber and Garden Designer

Podcast Quotes:

  • “I just got this seed of an idea in my head, that maybe I could leave this garden. And it was never so much about leaving the house. It was always about leaving the garden.” (4:16-4:27 | Linda)

  • “I was insecure about my ability to do it again, because that one was done over a 30 year period. As you understand, a garden doesn't happen overnight. And all of a sudden, I was changing my paradigm to moving to this new place where I don't have that luxury of 30 years.” (5:54-6:13 | Linda)

  • “I knew that not only did I love that place, but that a lot of other people loved it vicariously through me, just as I have loved some other famous gardens and I didn't want to be disrespectful of that.” (13:27-13:40 | Linda)

  • “It's important to show people not just the pretty Instagram pictures, or the pretty pictures for the book. I try to show people the sausage making along the way, because there is a lot of grit and ugliness to the process and discomfort to the process and angst as you try to conjure something into existence.” (16:53-17:22 | Linda)

  • “I am happy to share the mistakes I make along the way, because that's how it happens. And sometimes those mistakes are fortuitous and give you an even more magical canvas to work on than you thought originally.” (27:37-27:56 | Linda)

About the Podcast Guest:

To learn more about Linda Vater visit her website (Linda Vater).

About the Host:

After selling her business of 16 years in 1999, Cheri knew the next step to take was to empower other entrepreneurs and small business owners through the power she had discovered in business coaching.

It has been her honor to learn skill sets from the real world experience of owning a business for all those years as well as being mentored by the best of the best in the areas of mindset, marketing and creating strong business systems. Cheri offers Colorado business coaching programs, and is an expert workshop facilitator.

About The Bright Shiny Object Project Podcast:

The Bright Shiny Object Project Podcast is a vehicle to open your perspective about which shiny ideas are going to keep you on course and which ones are taking you to the point of distraction. As entrepreneurs we see the world with our eyes wide open. And therefore, we come across many bright shiny objects on any given day.

Listen to the full podcast interview by Cheri Ruskus with Linda Vater on your preferred podcast channel.

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